Waste Management wanted to cancel mixed paper recycling but...

WhatInThe

Well-known Member
Waste Management wanted to cancel the mixed recycling of paper trash in over a dozen cities. Said there was too much garbage mixed in for recycling to be cost effective. I believe the garbage part because many make no effort at all reading labels on cans when they have trash to toss. That being said they caught major backlash will keep it going for now.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-ne-waste-management-recycling-reversal-20200228-2gt2rjoomrgvxbhdmaj7td6deu-story.html
 

peppermint

Senior Member
Location
East Coast
We don't mix recycling…..We need to have 2 garbage containers for paper and garbage...If they get mixed
they won't take the garbage can...We also have to clean the cans of any food... Some people don't listen...
they will take any Shi... in the can....Disgusting!!!!!
 

Pepper

Senior Member
Location
NYC
Yes, I've seen incredible slobs in the trash room on my floor in an apt. bldg. People can be so repulsive and stupid. Bottoms of meat packaging with meat blood not thrown down the chute, but left on the floor, and other disgusting things I'd rather not think about. Lazy bums.
 

WhatInThe

Well-known Member
Original Poster
Most places require the rinsing of cans and bottles.

In this case of mixed paper recycling the market for it is small to none. They said if it couldn't be sold it would be sent for trash to energy facilities. Which probably means trash burning plants. Better than a land fill.
 

Catlady

Well-known Member
Location
Southern AZ
Don't know how true it is, but I read that China no longer wants most of our recycles and the recycle companies no longer make enough money to make it worthwhile. I bet they throw a lot of the recycles in landfills and may eventually no longer do it for some items.

I wash everything I put in recycle, I soak the cans and clean them and remove the labels, and rinse my cranberry juice bottles etc.
 
We don't have a waste management program. We have people using all types of packaging. We use all kinds of bottles ,cans, boxes, cartons, bags, and containers that go in the trash. We don't have special bio;logical waste procedures for our foods, etc. Old furniture goes in with 3 week old buns, and table scraps. We have this enormous mishmash of stuff we are throwing away, and we want done it cheaply, but don't pollute the planet. Yet we have never figured out how to get rid of something before we buy it. We still get rid of our stuff the same way the Romans did it..
 

Pinky

Well-known Member
Location
Toronto
Our building has a good system for recycling paper, plastic & glass, and kitchen green bins. Most people are pretty good about recycling, though there may be a few lazy one's around who try to throw everything down the cute - including large items that get stuck.
 

Don M.

Well-known Member
Location
central Missouri
Trash and Waste are becoming greater issues, all over the globe. The oceans and beaches in many parts of the world are becoming increasingly polluted with waste. In most cases, it is cheaper to manufacture new packaging, etc., than it is to recycle paper and plastic, etc.
 

Em in Ohio

Senior Member
Location
OH HI OH
Love it! "Avantium’s plant plastic is resilient enough to contain carbonated drinks. It is also able to decompose in one year using a composter, and a few years if left in normal outdoor conditions." - from your link.

I've been clearing the backyard hill and have dug up plastic yoyos, bags, cords, and bottles. This stuff would have remained there forever, gradually being buried deeper and deeper.

But, what do I do with it now? It will end up in a display case like an archeological dig from my personal excavation site. Otherwise, it would just be added to the 'dump.'
 

old medic

Member
Location
Western NC
We recycle everything possible. Basically have 6 different trash cans.... 3, 55 gallon plastic drums. Glass, plastic/metal, and aluminum. a paper box,
a 500 gallon tank without ends for compost, then the kitchen size can for everything else... Actual Trash is about one bag a week....
 


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